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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:30pm EDT
>> detroit is in bankruptcy. who will catch the retirees as their pension had hang in the balance? [♪ music ] >> so much is riding on this issue, and our community has a lot to say about it. >> yes, this is the battle for detroit's future. who are the victims? who are responsible? and most of our economy seems to be empathizing with jonathan. retireeretirees are in now automatically in danger of losing their homes and healthcare and may have to rely on food stamps. so, you the viewer at home, you are our community, and you are the third host of this show. throughout today's show tweet at us, and join the conversation. >> detroit may be at bankruptcy now but at its height it was an elite american city with booming business, bustling streets and adventurous nightlife along the whatever. detroits golden age was full of prosperity, promising a comfortable retirement for those who worked hard. but with the $18 billion debt that promise is in jeopardy. the pensions of 20,000 retirees are at risk as detroit no longer has the funds to meet its commitments. joining us is jim, one of the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:30pm EDT
jazeera.com. hi, i'm lisa fletcher. and you are in the studio. are detroiters making a come back? ♪ all about detroit. we are focusing on the real challenge tonight. >> the future, and who is doing to benefit. our community always has opinions and also activity is already happening in detroit. how, there's a group that says wake up man. determines have been in charge for 50 years. and ten there's j.p. that says to get detroit back on its feet, we have to give money back. let's try that out. our community and you are the third host of the show, and we mean it. we read recall your tweets and facebook messages. they drive the discussion. so tonight, use of the #and join the conversation. he means it. many ways to be a part of our community. don't forget facebook, like us, send your ideas for stories that you think we should be covering. detroit hustles harder that's what residents are saying as they flip the city's negative narrative of bankruptcy crime and pose closures. juxtapose against the standard story of ruin, businesses are investing big in downtown detroit. but it might
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:30am EDT
sky rocketed and so has the salaries of president and one man who has not turned his back on detroit and they see opportunity where others see a dying city and this is real money. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 8:30am EDT
not turned his back on detroit and still sees opportunity where others see a dying city. i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." >> welcome to "real money" you're the most important part of this show. tweet us or use the hashtag on facebook or twitter. get ready, obamacare is coming. the changes in here are big. this will reshape health insurance markets, it will change the way we access and pay doctors, hospitals and drug companies. make no mistake, it will effect you no matter who you are. this law is more than 900 pages long and boy it is complicated. opposition has been fierce. if you're not insured you will have to buy coverage or pay a fine. if you, like most americans, who get their coverage through work are insured, it still effects you. now, this show will be your source of information about obamacare. i'm going to help you navigate in beast as it rolls out so that you can get the most for your money. now, there is a lot in here. let's start with something basic, a doctor's visit. this law is supposed to give more people access to medical care but what if there are not enough
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
in a recession in previous decades, might not be a bad thing. >>> detroit's bankruptcy has sent off a huge legal battle over pensions that it owes its workers. many other american cities have so-called underfunded pensions. some are leaning on taxpayers to make up the difference. i'll show you how charleston, west virginia, is raising revenues and cutting costs so it can pay its pensions. >> reporter: the city is about to impose .005 cents sales tax and is charging everyone a $2 a week fee. >> we've got that story and much more as real money continues. keep it right here. antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> bankruptcy hearings resumed in detroit and has folks i with underfunded pensions worried. that's forcing some local governments to turn to taxpayers who were not supposed to be on the hook for pensions to shell out more money. reporting on one west virginia city taking extraordinary steps to stay out of bankruptcy and to keep those pensioners paid. >> reporter: charleston, west virginia, fi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm EDT
tonight, a tough sell. is this the right time to buy real estate in bankrupt detroit? and the rebuilding of new orleans, the battle over who longs in the new new orleans. good evening, thank you for being with us. it was an absolutely gob smacker of a vote. one that quickly reverberate here in washington, and one that may force the hand of the u.s. president. late today the british parliament to be the step of saying no to prime minister it will not support british participation in a military strike against syria. the fierce response wasn't just a surprise, it was nearly unprecedented to a pettish leader seeking to support his american ally. >> the origin question was the motion on syria, and the use of chemical weaponed as published in corrected form, since when an amendment has been moved. the question is that the amendment be made. as many say eh. >> eh. >> on the contrary no. >> no. >> and the raucous response could foreshadow more trouble, not just for the british prime minister, but for the white house as well. while president obama has taken great pains to say he has not made a de
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:30am EDT
not be a bad thing. >>> detroit's bankruptcy has sent off a huge legal battle over pensions that it owes its workers. many other american cities have so-called underfunded pensions. some are leaning on taxpayers to make up the difference. i'll show you how charleston, west virginia, is raising revenues and cutting costs so it can pay its pensions. >> reporter: the city is about to impose .005 cents sales tax and is charging everyone a $2 a week fee. >> we've got that story and much more as real money continues. keep it right here. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by readin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:30am EDT
-- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> bankruptcy hearings resumed in detroit and has folks i with underfunded pensions worried. that's forcing some local governments to turn to taxpayers who were not supposed to be on the hook for pensions to shell out more money. reporting on one west virginia city taking extraordinary steps to stay out of bankruptcy and to keep those pensioners paid. >> reporter: charleston, west virginia, first responders dealing today with a barricaded gunman. after 20 years on the job they have access to healthcare and are guaranteed generous pensions. >> oh, it's sweet. you could retire with $50,000 a year for life. >> reporter: but the residents are dealing with the payout that could easily exceed $1 million for each retiree. there the is so little fun that they're dipping in their general fund to keep the pensioners paid, and that general fund used to pay for street keening and salaries. >> we were paying 8% of our budgets into these retirement pensions. now we're paying 11.3% and it will go out. >> reporter: the mayor stopped pay out to the p
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
plan until later this year. >> workers in new york and detroit have walked off the job and workers also in if chicago. we have one woman's struggle to get by. >> reporter: the squeeze of living paycheck to paycheck is all too real for nancy and her two kids coming home to a camped one bedroom apartment. >> we leap here. >> there is no room in her budget for more space, and staying ahead of the bills is impossible. for ten years she has worked at mcdonald's never making more than minimum wage which here in illinois is $825 an hour. >> i get last notice where i'm going get disconnected and i have to pay a portion of it so i have to come up with the money. he's living conditions are why why salgado and others have sustaining a stand for higher wages and respect on the job. the movement has asked for it to be moved up to $15. >> if these people earned $15 they could give back to the economy and they wouldn't have to depender on the government for food stamps. >> reporter: a substantially higher minimum wage may not be a win fall. at $15, they may be much more selective about who they hire.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm EDT
francisco, atlanta, even detroit. bucking that trend are the not so hot markets in orange, cleveland, even wr -- where i am in new york. we have been asking you how much does your confidence in the economy effect your spending habits samantha says . . . joe like a lot of you agrees with samantha . . . tell me what you think by tweeting me @ali velshi, or leave us a comment on facebook. let's get back to one of the biggest influences on how you feel on the economy. and that is your home. the influential s&p, case schiller index is showing a decline on how fast home prices are rising. i want to explain that what means, and there's no better to do that than one of the men who's name is on that index. he is a best-selling author, and correctly predicted the housing market collapse. professor schiller thank you for being with us. i have tried as i often do to interpret the report. give me a grade. how did i do professor? >> well, pretty good. i think it's hard to interpret markets that are basically speculative. they don't tie up necessarily one to one with the confidence indexes. >> yeah, and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
are in the studio. are detroiters making a come back? ♪ all about detroit. we are focusing on the real challenge tonight. >> the future, and who is doing to benefit. our community always has opinions and also activity is
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 9:00pm EDT
, still ahead here, how one woman fashions an informant plan for the homeless in detroit. >> because we don't need coats, we need jobs. she was angry about it. i'm not going to let you get off the hook with creating a bandaid. >> far more than a bandaid, it's what works. it's getting single moms out of shelters and into homes of their own. >> finally on america tonight, we introduce our series, what works. we visit a pocket of a bankrupt city where the idea of unemployment has been scrapped and one woman is helping others stitch together a better future. >> >> reporter: downtown detroit on a warm and beautiful summer day. for the sun seekers here, the biting chill of a michigan winter seems very far away. but in a warehouse, two miles from the city center, that's exactly what they're focused on. nine seamstresses working nine hours a day to turn out winter coats for the most vulnerable population, the homeless. it's a non-profit that employees women who have been homeless or living in shelters. their job is to sew winter coats to the destitute. it's founder is veronica scott, a graduate
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >>> detroit's animal control officials are denying the claim that 50,000 stray dogs are roaming the streets of the abandoned city. it's the direct result of the city's economic woes as job losses in detroit grow thousands of dogs and other pets were abandoned. >> in 2012 there were 903 bites to humans in the city of detroit. there are 50 calls a day, by citizens asking for relief from the dogs, from the pit bulls that are chasing them, and endangering their children and four is the number of officers i have to cover that. >> that's not your dog? see how this dog looks? this dog is not taken care of. you can tell this dog has been out, he's got fleas all over him he's not groomed well and we pick up dogs like this off the street all the time. when you have an economic decline of a city in an urban area, there are things that are going to suffer. >> there is more coming up on al jazeera. shakespeare never heard about hip hop but hip hop knows all the the bend. coming up next here othello performed in a way the author could never have imagined. and a young man named johnny football will not be
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
and sewing the seeds of opportunity for people down on their luck. >> downtown detroit on a warm and beautiful summer day, for the sun seekers here, the biting chill of a michigan winter seems very far away. but in the warehouse about two miles from the city's center, that's exactly what they're focused on, nine seamstresses working eight hours a day to turn out winter coats for particularly vulnerable population, the homeless. >> this is the empowerment plan. it is a non-profit that employs women who have been homeless or living in women's shelters. their job here is to sew winter coats that are given to the city's dispossessed and destitute. it's founder is 24-year-old veronica scott. the idea grew out of a design class project. >> we were given an assignment to design to fulfill needs. this coat came out of that. it came out of that class project. >> her research took her to the city's homeless shelters. he she tried to figure out what people on the street really need to survive. she concluded that some kind of heavy duty garment to protect them from the elements was what they
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
for the homeless in detroit. >> because we don't need coats, we need jobs. she was angry about it. i'm not going to let you get off the hook with creating a bandaid. >> far more than a bandaid, it's what works. it's getting single moms out of shelters and into homes of their every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. mission. >> finally on america tonight, we introduce our series, what works. we visit a pocket of a bankrupt city where the idea of unemployment has been scrapped and one woman is helping others stitch together a better future. >> >> reporter: downtown detroit on a warm and beautiful summer day. for the sun seekers here, the biting chill
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
a community activist in detroit, only learned of the existence of the picture five years ago, and that's when a cousin recognized her in a catalog. this is her story, this her own words. >> i was 12 years old when that picture was taken of me on august 8th 1963. when my cousin called and told me that that picture was on a black history calendar, i didn't believe it. i couldn't imagine why a picture of me would be in a calendar with historic people. i junked stood there were injustices to people to people that looked like me, and it was hurtful for me 20 see that and know that, but i still had hope. >> i believed that what i do in my life today is largely cue to the august 28th march. it is just not right for people to suffer injustices. a community activist is somebody that goes oen the front lines to try to make the wrongs right, and make life better equality of life better for other people. >> the top wires are the higher vole age. you don't want vegetation on those. they are in violation. they must clear these lines because it puts your lives in danger. >> being a community activist in det
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:30am EDT
's it for tonight. thanks for joining us. on wednesday how one city is fighting hard not to go the way of detroit as it struggles to meet its pension obligations. i'm ali velshi. see you then on "real money." ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha with your top stories. the un secretary general says inspectors neat four more days to complete their inspection in syria. >>> and a series of bomb attacks in iraq killed more than 70 people and more than 20 have been injured. >>> plus the rain has stopped, but the water
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am EDT
presidents. i'll tell you about one man whose not turned his back on detroit and still sees opportunity where others see a dying city. i'm ali velshi and this is "real money."
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:00am EDT
not turned his back on detroit and they see opportunity where others see a dying city and this is real money.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
and state backed plan to demolish abandoned homes in detroit. now thousands of vacant homes in the bankrupt city will be torn down in the next eight months. the governor said a lot of these empty builds attract crime and contribute 60% to fire. it will be the biggest elimination projects in michigan state history. >>> breaking news out of iraq where a series of bomb attacks has killed 16 police and medical sources. we'll bring you more on that shortly. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. please fill free to follow us at www.aljazeera.com, and we'll bring you the latest information on that breaking story. until then we'll see you at 4:00.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am EDT
in detroit is a duty. it's an obligation. it's something that you have to want to do. >> it's good to come back and rekindle the energy and spirit that i felt 50 years ago. the fact that dr. king is no longer here as well as others who stood with him gives me the challenge to pick up where they left off, to keep things going, bringing my granddaughters with me is passing that legacy to them so they will keep doing what i've done, what they've done, to keep america to be a better place. [♪ music ]
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
outside of detroit. >> it's really all about meeting demand. our plant in mexico is completely full. but demand for the all new fusion has been outstanding. it's a great knew product, and we need more. so we had a shift available here, and a flexible body shop was built to be able to build the fusion for the market, and now we can add capacity, get more sales and meet demand. >> the fusion has been a big success for ford. sales so far this year are up 13%. >>> freddie mac says the average fixed rate mortgage is down this week. last week it was at a two-year high. still mortgage rates are up more than a full percentage point since early may when a 30-year fixed average was 3.35%. still to come on al jazeera, there are no concerns in california as crews continue to battle the massive wildfire in yosemite. >>> and downpours in pennsylvania cause severe flooding. ♪ hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor forç] ♪ >>> welcome back. so a predator drone is the latest koolt helping to get a handle on the wildfire burning in yosemite national park. mor
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
is starting to produce its plant right outside of detroit. i'm richelle carey, some citizens in pakistan risk their lives pressing for reform. and you can always go to our website, aljazeera.com, for the latest. do keep it here. have a great day. ♪
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm EDT
history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president could be forcing america into another unpopular mideast war. how did a man who trained to be an opthal gist turn into this leader. >>> and a count think clerk takes what he says the current law into his own hands and joins the hands of those who want a marriage certificate regardless of their sexual preference. should one man be able to change the same-sex marriage debate? good evening, i'm antonio mora, and welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria, as the obama administration weighs its options to intervene in syrian's civil war, the white house's repeated calls for bashar al-assad's removal. >> reporter: after two and a half years of turmoil, leaving more than 100,000 people dead, the man ruling syria has earned
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. the biggest for the tigers is miguel cabrerra with a sore abdoman. they took control of the game. detroit led 7-2 and the game was called in 27th innincalled in 7o rain. now to tennis and after seven-plus tours on tour. he heard criticism for his inability to win the big one. something put to rest by winning the gold medal at the london olympics and the london title a u few weeks a go and become the first brit to win that championship in 77 years. and that the years *urs open the defending champ is seated third. both players born on the same day. he's a huge hit an forced him to run all over the court to return those powerful ground strokes. that's an area which murray kpeld and that's what he did in this match winning the last five games in a row and a 7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6 -1 victory. >> it's very difficult for wimbledon for example an it's something that u you need to enjoy. there's always noise during the points. you hear words at wome at womene quiet. >> the placing 87 ranked of germany and the number one player in the world placed two set points early in the second round match but saved both
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. >>> in baseball detroit manager jim leyland said miguel cabrera suffered some lower body injury in the loss to the twins. no word if he'll play tonight as he chase as second straight triple crown. >>> and the best little league baseball team in the world. we'll have that and much more coming up in sports in 20 minutes. occupied-- >> al jazeera america. is did. >> this is the hundred page document we call obamacare. and my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >> "real money with ali velshi" tonight on al jazeera america. >> welcome back, this is a look at the top stories on al jazeera. recapping now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting sawing saying hundreds of people attacked the european union have expressed grave concern about the reports of the use of chemical weapons in syria. they will insure an investigation. >> a former egyptian president has anhosni mubarak will be reld from house arrest. the prosecutors say the constitution prevents them from appealing the ruling. we're learning new activities from the nsa. today we learned it t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. and i'll introduce you to someone who is bullish on detroit, despite all of the city's problems. all of that and more next on "real money with ali velshi." my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer >>> hello again and welcome back. well, we are looking at some very strong storms down in parts of florida this evening. i'm going to show you on our weather wall. come over here, take a look down towards parts of florida right now. and really the thunderstorms that popped up especially over the gulf of mexico. we are starting to get a little bit of break in certain areas, but as you can see on the weatherern coast they are really still there, so it will be a stormy evening for many people across the area. we're also getting those pop-up thunderstorms in parts of georgia as well. atlanta you do have some delays at the airport atlanta, about 86. birmingham, 84, that's a little bit lower than average for you this time of year, but not over towards the west in shreveport. and in parts of new england -- first of all let's take a look at your five-da
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
by the detroit lions including an interception of tom brady. two buccaneer players have contracted the penicillin resistant staph mrsa. they both discovered the problem in their toes. the bucs have taken steps to sanitize their practice facilities in the wake of these incidents. if not treated properly mrsa can be life-threatening. >>> as he waits for clearance from his head coach, robert griffin iii continues to find himself in the headlines. first it was the public comments disagreeing with the approach that shanahan is taking for rg 3 knee surgery, then it's his clothes. he was fined $10,000 for wearing this t-shirt monday night. on game day players have to wear only league-approved gear when they hit the field. they are sponsored by nike but rg3 is sponsored by adidas. >> can't do it. >>> mayor bob filner has officiallyexual stephanie staten for us in san diego. thank you. rebecca stevenson is next with the check of the forecast, and at the top of the hour it is "real money with ali velshi." ç] >> meteorologist: hi there, i'm meteorologist rebecca stevenson. how often do you here about a sev
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00am EDT
. >> and if we shoot rockets in to syria to detroit chemical weapons do we risk any unforeseen consequences? >> yes. i think the military options here are very, very complexion. complex and i think it's fair that the obama administration is taking its time as you could tell bisect kerry's speech. so far he has condemned the chemical weapons attack, but there has been no outline of what the u.s. response is going to be. and i imagine pentagon balloon he is are very business right now thinking of all the possibility options. >> thank you so much. live from san francisco. emergency crews say they are slowly making progress in their battle against one of the largest wild fires to ever hit california. the rim fire now covers more than 250 square miles and it's located right on the edge of yosemite national park and that's just a mile way from the reservoir that actually supplies most of the drinking water for san francisco. press prograpresident obama proo deliver whatever resources need to recover from the fires. the pledge came in a phone call from governor jerry brown. >> reporter: firefighte
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
history moved deeper into the yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove urban blight. >>> and health officials in texas working to contain a measles outbreak linked to a so-called mega church. i'm john siegenthaler. mer "america tonight" is next. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. >>> and welcome b
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am EDT
're seeing the kinds of policies in philadelphia, detroit, and chicago, that are gutting those urban areas, and at the end of king's life, he was talking about what was happening in urban areas like chicago, so i think he would be asking us to turn our attention back to those places, and figure out how to create life chances for folks come that is sustainable. >> brittany don says we have to teach more than the sanitized civil rights. how do we connect it to the king? >> i think she is absolutely right. in 68 when king got killed there was a more robust movement that was talking about capitalism, i had a friend email me to say that when she went to the march this weekend there was not a lot of accessibility for folks in wheelchairs. >> sierra dream defenders uses traditional situations to get your point across. you staged a month-long sit-in in florida for the governor's office. do you think following dr. king's for-september for-septembers -- for-cept are still the way to go? >> absolutely. things haven't changed. we haven't really won on the issues, and i think that's because, you know,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
is produced in mexico has created 1400 new jobs in the plant located 20 miles south of detroit. this is the same plant that faced an uncertain future when the production hit a low. . >> we are outside of the mcdonald's here at the world famous intersection of hollywood and highland. these workers are among the more than 180. ♪ >> a tax victory for same-sex couples can now file joint federal tax returns. the ruling comes two months after the supreme court validated key provisions of the defense of marriage act. ross murray is the director of news glad, here to discuss the new federal benefit. >> this is a really significant move and step from the federal government, from the treasury department. it's one of those ways in which section three of doma is really becoming real and tangible part of lgbt lives. that's very important. >> a federal appeals court upheld prohibiting health practitioners of offering they are by for minors. counselors who support the practice or intrude on patients rights for their children. journal assist with the associated press revealed that police had
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
restaurants in cities like chicago, detroit, and seattle. roxanne that, al jazeera, new york. >> so what is considered a living wage in this country? broken down state by state, it includes the cost of basics, shelter, food, healthcare. the 4 million people working at fast food restaurants today, get an average yearly samurai of $15,000. should they be paid more? a single mother of three who worked at kfc and will be back at work tomorrow, she is the our berkeley california studio. and peter an economist and professor at the university of maryland he joins us from our washington, d.c. studio. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you, with enyo uh look at what constitutes a living wage, where you live, you probably are not getting very far on your salary you have three kids in oakland texas minimum wage is $8 an hour, and the living wage for a full time worker is supposed to be $11.51. that is just for one person, not for a family of four. how do you and your coworkers manage. >> that's a good question. we basically the majority of us workers in these industries we depend on
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
.com. >>> the city of detroit is starting to undergo a major makeover. the governor announced a plan to demolish thousands of bankrupt homes. 60% of fires in the city are taking place in the dilapidated and unoccupied buildings. >> we'll have safer neighborhoods, and then long term, there's an opportunity to redevelop. >> it will be the biggest blight elimination project in michigan's history. today is the first day of school for students in new town, connecticut. students are attending class in a neighboring town. the proposal to tear down and rebuild a school awaits approval of the residents. >>> convicted fort hood nidal hasan has chosen not to take the stand in his sentencing trial. court is now in resource, closing arguments are expected on wednesday, and jurors will decide between death or prison. heidi joins us from fort hood, and heidi, major hasan chose not to take the stand. that couldn't have come as much as a surprise. >> at this point, tony, not surprising at all. this afternoon they were back in the courtroom trying to make a final plea to the judge to allow them to take the reins
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
detroit and birmingham county. those are not priorities. >> what should the white house do. what would dr. king say to barack obama today? >> he would be delighted that we have in him, president obama, the crown jewel of our struggle. he that done an incredible job making the case for a better nation. on the other hand, president obama would be in the asks i say, in the johnson lincoln lane, dr. king in the douglas lane appealing to the president. i think they need president obama to deem with the lyndon johnson moment. he gave us solid analysis, and appropriation and legislation. we need now, 30% black unemployment, we need appropriation and legislation to close these tremendous gaps. >> reverend jackson, we go back many years, thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you, sir. >> i hope you enjoy your day down on the mall. >> indeed. >> coverage continues today on aljazeera and aljazeera.com. we will have special coverage from the lincoln memorial at 2:00 eastern time. >> we turn now to the weather situation across the country, where they are wondering what it is going to be like
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
food protest is under way at this hour. workers in new york, chicago and detroit have walked off the job
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Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in new york this morning and spread across to cities like chicago, charlotte north carolina, and detroit. workers say they want to earn $15 an hour, nearly double the current minimum wage. lois is the history professor at cornell university, and she joins us now from ihnica new york. can you hear me now. >> obviously we are having a little difficult with our life feed there. question will try to come back to them later. the justice department says it will not sue the state's of colorado and washington to block them from legalized recreational marijuana use. instead, the government outlines its priorities for enforcing the laws including keeping pot out of the hands of minors and keeping the drug cart tells out. this leaves many trying to figure out how to make money off this newly legal industry. in abatement room, he gives us a small whiff of the future of big weed. >> we won some awards for this, if you smell it you will get -- blueberry cheesecake. >> this is a 500 square feet growing room, but his company is permitted for nearly 20 times that. we help provide over 10,000 patients wit
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Aug 29, 2013 5:30am EDT
about that. the president was having a lot >> welcome back. we're talking about detroit's pension battle and whether or not it's possible to come back from this financial crisis. we're talking about $18 billion. is there a county in which a city is just beyond the reach of a recovery plan? >> in this case the debt service on those bonds, those pension liabilities, those unfunded retiree pension obligations are expected to eat up the budget in ten years. that's a level that you can't fix management and pay for. bankruptcy. more importantly is fix the major problems that this city services or that prevent the city from providing city services. >> detroit has an image problem, i don't think that's all, ibrahim said that detroit needs help from the streets to the lights and the government runedding it. 78,000 abandoned buildings, 40% of the street lights don't work. a third of the ambulances don't work and it has the highest murder rate in four years. you've been a resident for years. talk to us what detroit was and with all these statistics that seem so dour do you think detroit can reach t
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